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John Cranke of PSG Wealth explains disability insurance

Making sense of primary healthcare demarcation regulations

There has been some confusion around primary healthcare products and the possibility of them being discontinued. (more…)

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CMS releases annual report

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), regulator of the medical schemes industry, released its Annual Report for 2015-2016 today (14 October), which includes the most comprehensive report on the private medical schemes industry in South Africa. (more…)

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BHF members embrace new ARV treatment guidelines

The Board of Healthcare Funders and its member medical schemes have backed the introduction of the new anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment guidelines which will see all HIV positive patients starting anti-retroviral treatment as soon as they are diagnosed, rather than waiting for their CD4 count to fall below 500. (more…)

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The massive skills shortage in South Africa’s nursing profession has alarming implications for the level of patient care provided

The real cost of the skills shortage in the SA health sector

Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare providers in South Africa. The performance of any healthcare system is directly dependent on the quality of care afforded by these healthcare professionals. Yet in 2015, a report by the University of Witwatersrand revealed that over 60% of nurses admitted reporting that they felt too tired to […]

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John Cranke of PSG Wealth explains disability insurance

Are you protecting your most valuable asset?

Disability insurance policies should be tailor-made to suit your particular needs. There’s no one size fits all solution. (more…)

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Gap cover – A few questions answered

By Anthea Towert, CFP®| Financial Planning Institute’s Healthcare Competency Committee Chairperson Introduction The public has a constitutional right to insure themselves against any financial risk, but often they are unaware of the subtle differences between a health insurance product and a medical scheme. The belief is that a health insurance policy offers the same protection […]

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Salt – the secret killer

Many people are unaware of the hidden danger lurking in what seems like an innocent seasoning found in our everyday diets – salt. With World Salt Awareness Week running from 16-22 March, Executive Principal Officer of Liberty Medical Scheme (LMS), Andrew Edwards, advises how to protect yourself against the negative health effects of too much […]

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Choosing the right Medical Aid option for you in 2015

Sue Cogswell – Wealth and Financial Healthcare Advisor, BDO South Africa- December 04, 2014 – Once again the year is reaching its end and the time to seriously consider your medical aid plan for 2015 is upon us. You still have the opportunity to upgrade your plan, irrespective of your medical conditions. For those who […]

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